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Kimberly - 2012-05-01
I have now an African Side-necked Turtle and his name is Butters. Butters has been with me for about 3 weeks now and at first he was very shy. After setting the tank and putting in piled rocks he dived right into the water. It took him about a week to really get comfortable with his surroundings. I added plants for him to nibble on. Def. do not want to over feed, it may seem like they're really hungry but they're turtles, in general if you keep feeding them, they won't stop eating! Now at the 3 weeks mark, Butters let my boyfriend and I both touch his head while he's in the water but not on the dry bridge! We even feed him by hand with pellets. As long as we approach him softly and not run up to the tank he won't swim behind the rocks and hide. Very curious and active turtles and I love them! Especially when he pokes his head up right up against the tank to take a breath and stares at me for a bit! Cutest ever!


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ashley Yeoman - 2010-03-26
Their size is really small, but they are really cute

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  • Kennedy McCulloch - 2012-04-30
    They are super cute I'd love to have one there my fav animal
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Anonymous - 2012-04-26
I have found a baby turtle. I believe it is a painted turtle. I found it at the end of my drive way today and I am not sure what to do with it?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-26
    If you have a pond near by put it back.
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peter lamborn - 2012-04-26
I have an older red eared slider male in a pond liner with 3 females. Usually an avid eater, he now seems to have pain or something else making eating difficult. He comes out when I feed, but will go very tentatively up to the sticks, try to eat but then shrink away for some reason, seeming to have trouble taking the food into his mouth. He doesn't seem otherwise ill; he swims and tries to climb up the walls of the pond as always. This has me very concerned, though. Any ideas?

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Turtle Owner 14 - 2012-04-24
Hey look I had over 50 three toe eastern gulf coast and Mexican box turtles. Now I got one. He lives inside. I had him for 14 years and he is from Mississippi along with the rest of them so we from Mississippi get them all the time.

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Squshy - 2012-04-23
I found a turtle that fits the discription and looks exactly like the photo. The turtle won't eat anything I don't want it to die. I kept it for my boyfriend please help...:/

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-23
    What have you tried to feed it? Temperature in tank? Heat lamp?
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jbc - 2012-04-21
I need to know what they eat. Can someone help me out please!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-04-21
    Scroll up in this Animal World article and it will tell you pretty much what they eat. They are carnivores so meat and they will eat fish, pinkies but look up at CARE and FEEDING in this article for the list. They can also be acclimated to commercial diets.
Candyce - 2009-03-12
Can anyone tell me why my spiney soft shell is not eating much at all. She use to eat earthworms as soon as I put them in her tank. She now has guppies swimming around her head with no interest. She hides in her sand and will keep her head out and swim around. Even though she is shy, she is less shy and will be less isolative, but not eating much at all. I have had her for about 3 months. She is approx 4-5 inches long. Cute as a button but I want to make sure she is healthy. Will not go out of the water even with her ramp and rocks I have set up for her. Temp of water 78. Any suggestions. Thanks. She does hold her head out of water often enjoying her heat lamp. She also has the special light that is like the sun or something, cant remember, but it's the right one.

Genz - 2010-07-07
Last month we bought a matured Female soft shelled turtle about 5inch long 3inch wide, for only P270.00 "cheap" yesterday it laid 5 eggs on the pond full of water.. I already put the eggs on a dry rags.. since last month the turtle didn't eat anything, and doesn't want to eat anything.. the back is almost visible.. she's so aggressive.. . what should we do?..

problems. Food, eggs..

please help!.. :D

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  • Karissa - 2010-08-09
    Where did you buy your turtle?
  • Jeremy Roche - 2012-04-19
    Take her to the vets. She should be eating a bit more after laying eggs.
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das - 2008-04-23
I have a PigNose Turtle and I love it so much. It is a very gentle turtle you can even touch its lips since it is a harmless turtle. I even let him walk in my room for 5-10 minutes because it loves to move out of its aquarium. There are some petshops who sells Flywater turtles here in the Philippines, so it not so hard to find one. I've heard that some of the Pignose Turtles can be found in the Hong Kong river.

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  • Gon29point55 - 2010-06-17
    Petshops that sell Flywater Turtles here in the Philippines?! WHERE?! Please tell me! I'd like to adopt one of these as my own.
  • Kayvon - 2012-04-13
    For anyone reading the above comment: Fly River turtles are totally aquatic, they even hatch only when the eggs become submerged. They only come out of the water when females nest, there is no other time. NEVER have them walk around the room.

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